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Rusty visits / Slimey to the moon
Air date December 1, 1982
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors K, M, 10
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Snuffy and Big Bird are in his nest trying to decide what to do today, when Rusty, Big Bird's friend from Camp Echo Rock, stops by. Big Bird introduces him as his best friend from camp, and they do a special camp handshake and chant. Snuffy watches them go on about camp memories and feels left out.
Cartoon Don't mess with the Mighty M
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1578)
Muppets The dark-bearded half of the Two-Headed Monster wakes up to argue with itself over whether to go to the zoo or the playground. The two both end up taking naps instead.
(First: Episode 1475)
Cartoon Melvin the Moving Man
(First: Episode 0207)
SCENE 2 Big Bird says goodbye to Rusty and says it was great to see him again. Snuffy is so upset, he can't speak, but Big Bird eventually gets him to explain how sad he is. Big Bird treated him like he was invisible, the way Maria and Bob and Big Bird's other friends do. He says they had a lot to talk about because Big Bird called Rusty his best friend. Big Bird explains that Rusty was his best friend at camp, but Snuffy is his best friend in the whole world. Snuffy feels relieved, they hug, and continue trying to decide what to do today.
Cartoon A boy builds a house out of blocks, and when the girl builds a Victorian house, the boy calls her a copycat.
(First: Episode 0780)
Muppets Kermit the Frog interviews John-John, asking him to make dog and cat sounds, and making them louder.
(First: Episode 1016)
Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate
(First: Episode 0241)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert complains about Ernie having the radio volume on too loud. Ernie pulls the knob off the radio, puts it on Bert's stomach, and turns the volume of Bert's voice up and down.
(First: Episode 0241)
Cartoon A person of short stature tries to get on top of a horse.
(First: Episode 1450)
Muppets Katie and the King
(First: Episode 1660)
Cartoon K for keyhole, ketchup, and kitten
(First: Episode 0489)
Fall Song.jpg
Song "Fall Song"
(First: Episode 1286)
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: A ship is about to crash on the rocks: there's a bolt missing from the helm. Thelma flies inside the engine to find it and repairs the ship.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1312)
Song Buffy sings "I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl."
(First: Episode 1129)
Henson Scanimate 10.jpg
Insert Scanimate Films #10
(First: Episode 0120)
Song "Cow Dog Song."
(First: Episode 0783)
Madeline Kahn working dog.jpg
Celebrity Madeline Kahn (in limbo) comments on the previous segment. "Well, that's really a hard working dog. I wonder what he gets paid."
(First: Episode 1110)
Cartoon A mouse takes a bite out of a good-smelling M.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0725)
SCENE 3 Oscar the Grouch quizzes Irvine on various M words: what you put on your Crunchy Grouchola cereal (mustard), Grundgetta's sweet talk name for Oscar (meathead), what always goes on your roast beef (marshmallows), and the name of her favorite swamp (Mushy Muddy).
Animation Sand M/m
(First: Episode 0620)
Moving Across the City.jpg
Film A woman and her daughter sing about the different ways they can move across the city.
(First: Episode 1685)
Muppets Kermit draws the letter M on-screen with his magic finger. Grover asks what Kermit has drawn, and Kermit says it's the letter M. "Mmmmm!" Grover agrees.
(First: Episode 0516)
Animation Stop-frame animation of a girl on a beach, reading a book containing pictures of various sea creatures that come to life as she comes to their pages.
(First: Episode 1434)
Barkley Maria park.jpg
Insert Barkley joins Maria and the kids for a game of hide-and-seek in a New York City park. He's not very good at hiding while Maria counts, so she makes him "it" while she and the others hide. They find Barkley isn't very good seeking either.
(First: Episode 1267)
Cartoon Gerald's dog Sparky likes to pretend he's an alligator.
(First: Episode 1519)
Muppets An Anything Muppet sings a "Pretty Little Song" with a canary, but neither of them can figure out when it ends.
(First: Episode 1298)
Animation Three lines attempt to individually reach the top of the TV screen, but fail. They succeed after they combine all of their lengths.
(First: Episode 0288)
SCENE 4 Susan, David, and the kids are gathered around Oscar's trash can to watch Slimey launch into space to become the first worm on the moon. They all count down and watch Slimey's rocket take off... and land outside Susan's window. Oscar: "Would you believe first worm on the windowsill?"
Muppets Cookie Monster and the Crumbs Unlimited Orchestra perform "Me Going to Munch You, Munch You, Munch You."
(First: Episode 1703)
Cartoon In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
(First: Episode 0778)
Film Sounds Around the House v2: chimes, snoring, a boy pretending to be an airplane, a man playing a trumpet, and a motorcycle outside.
Animation The word ICE is formed with ice cubes, which melt.
(First: Episode 1177)
SCENE 5 Oscar says Slimey's last attempt to get to the moon was successful, but he had to come back because he forgot his lunch. They all count down again, watch the rocket lift off... and land on Bob's windowsill. Oscar: "Wha'd I tell ya? One windowsill closer to the moon. We're closin' in, Slimey!"

Note: Slimey eventually makes it to the moon over the course of several episodes in season 29 (see Slimey to the Moon).

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